definitive prosthesis


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Related to definitive prosthesis: transtibial, preparatory prosthesis, Prosthesis fitting

de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

a dental prosthesis to be used over a prescribed period of time.

definitive prosthesis

a permanent prosthetic device that replaces an immediate-fit appliance such as a pylon. In some cases a definitive prosthesis is used only when full weight-bearing on an artificial limb is feasible, which may follow amputation by 6 weeks or longer.

de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

(dĕ-fini-tiv pros-thēsis)
Dental appliance to be used over a prescribed period of time.

de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

(dĕ-fini-tiv pros-thēsis)
Dental appliance to be used over a prescribed period of time, usually long term.
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Before fitting of a definitive prosthesis, edema must have resolved, the wound should have healed, the residual limb shape should be conical, and the residual limb volume should be stable as the residual limb reaches maturation [1,3-5].